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250k miles. Sell it or lift it and run it into the ground?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Steve02, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:19 AM.

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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    Newfiebruh

    Newfiebruh Well-Known Member

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    Good lord you have a taco at 16? Man for my first car i worked at a tim hortons and saved up, bought a crashed pontaic g5 and repaired it. Took me a while to get to a rig like a taco lol.
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    James710

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    OP..

    I can understand your contemplation as a kid, no kid wants to drive an 'older' vehicle; but you really have a good vehicle. The point of having a vehicle that is not brand new at your age is so that you can learn how to at least do routine maintenance- tires, oil changes, etc. etc..

    You'll walk away with a good truck and some knowledge at the end of it. Lift it, and take care of it too.

    My first car was a Volvo 740gle, it was older than I was. It took me to school and my part time bag boy job. I had a couple cars in between then and now. I wouldn't trade my taco in for a rocket ship.

    Hope that sheds some light :)
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    dofartshavelumps

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    Yea, 1st world problems I guess. I still drive an 86 scirocco.
     
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  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:12 PM
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    upload_2018-12-6_19-10-53.jpg?
     
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  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    Dude, if the frame is good drive it until the wheels fall off. If it is true that your dad gave you this truck I would never get rid of it.
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Never sell a Tacoma.... that’s the first rule of owning a Tacoma
     
  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    PzTank

    PzTank Merry Christmas

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  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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    Miss my 83 gti...my brother had the scirocco. 16V?
     
  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    MattCowsmasher

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    Keep it maybe a minor lift, keep it stockish an realiable thru highschool an college then mod the ever living crap out of it when you land a decent paying job before settling down. Then buy a good DD.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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  11. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    Haha yesss

    Also agree with this!
     
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  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Honestly depends on how you plan to use it. If all you do is city driving then there are better, cheaper, more efficient alternatives. If you frequently find yourself using the bed or 4wd then you should probably keep it. It could give you another 100,000 miles if it has been maintained.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:09 PM
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    Drive it and take care of it
     
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  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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    What I'd give to have a truck at 16...

    If I could turn back the clock, I'd take a tacoma over the VW I had at your age.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:45 PM
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    Blah blah blah rabble rabble

    Sell it to someone who will know what they have.
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:35 AM
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    Yea, I did the 2.0 bottom end swap. fun little car. A1 VWs are a good time.
     
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  17. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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    Oh man. I’m actually thankful I went through about 5 or 6 shit craigslist cars before buying my truck. I’ve always had just enough $$$ to scrape by, forcing myself to work on my own vehicles, and ya know what?? That’s the way it should be.

    There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you’re tightening a bolt nice and tight and it suddenly becomes very easy to turn....:help:
     
  18. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:46 AM
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    Pirate1975

    Pirate1975 “What do you do with a drunken sailor...?”

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    3rd bedrail.32” tires.CaliRaised bed stiffeners.sliders on order ready in the next several weeks.slow work in progress..
    Keep it, buy a motorcycle for commuting. Or maybe a little car good on mileage.
    If truck has no issues, don’t sell it! Drive it!
     

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